In February 2010, the Convener of the Assembly CDP committee, the Rev Chris Judelsohn and the Convener of the Assembly Maintenance of the Ministry Committee, the Rev George Marchinkowski, visited 8 congregations in the Eastern Province of Zambia. Traveling from Lusaka to Chipata and then on to Lundazi, they were given some insight into the nature of ministry in a rural context.
Of special interest to the Rev Judelsohn was meeting a few of the many Church Development Evangelists that minister in Zambia and in particular in the Eastern Province.
“There are a number of experiences that will stay with me from this trip, but notably two: Firstly, the commitment, faithfulness and passion of the Ministers and Evangelists in caring, with very few resources, for the congregations under their care. And, secondly, the hospitality and humility of the rural communities we visited despite the challenging circumstances that they face daily.” Rev Chris Judelsohn